Abba Kyari, the Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari is dead. This was made public by Femi Adesina, special adviser on media to the president via his verified Twitter handle. The message reads: Chief of staff to president Mallam Abba Kyari passed on. May his soul rest in peace. Amen. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.
Kyari was diagnosed to be positive to COVID-19 few weeks ago and might have died of an underlying other health issues.
According to wikipedia, Kyari worked for the law firm Fani-Kayode and Sowemimo for some time after his return to Nigeria.
From 1988 to 1990, he was Editor with the New Africa Holdings Limited Kaduna.
In 1990, he served as a Commissioner for Forestry and Animal Resources in Borno State.
From 1990 to 1995, Kyari was the secretary to the board of African International Bank Limited, a subsidiary of Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
Kyari was an executive director in charge of management services at the United Bank for Africa, and was later appointed the chief executive officer. In 2002, he was appointed a board director of Unilever Nigeria, and later served on the board of Exxon Mobil Nigeria